Camp Counselor

Overview

Date Posted:
3/20/2019
Job Code:
XtraDpdr
Location:
Metea Park
Address:
8401 Union Chapel Rd
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Parks and Recreation
Base Pay:
$10.00/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled

Description

 

This position is not eligible for benefits.

This position is temporary, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook. Camps at both Fox Island and Metea Parks.

Hours are 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday; June 17 - July 19 (no camp the week of July 4-8)

Under the direction of the Environmental Educator, the Seasonal Day Camp Counselor supervises groups of children attending day camp and leads camp activities at the Allen County Parks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists Staff members in planning, implementing and leading the day camp activities at Allen County Parks.
  • Supervises groups of children ages 6 to 12 years old.
  • Supervises volunteer counselors-in-training ranging in age of 13 to 17 years old.
  • Stays constantly alert to protect the health and safety of campers.
  • Promote good personal relationships among campers.
  • Responsible for swiming, fishing and participing in activities with campers.
  • Maintains enthusiasm and good humor under all weather conditions.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED and must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be in good health and able to hike over a variety of terrains
  • Must enjoy and work well with children ages 6 to 17 years old
  • Ability to lead camp activities such as games, crafts, stories and songs
  • Experience in teaching about nature and outdoor activities a plus
  • Must be flexible to change and have a good disposition
  • Lifeguard certification a plus
  • Must demonstrate enthusiastic leadership and creative disciplinary skills
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required for camper safety.  Allen County Parks will reimburse you for your class fee (if you pass).  You must find and complete your own training prior to start date of June 17
  • Valid Driver’s License for driving to Allen County Parks

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Seasonal Day Camp Counselor performs work that requires frequent standing and walking, some lifting of up to sixty pounds, pushing and pulling loads, reaching overhead, kneeling, and crawling, with frequent bending, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection and exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals and noise.  Very frequent attention to detail and being constantly alert to protect the health and safety of campers.